Ship brought 15 Indian COVID infected to Helsinki
In Finland, 25 cases of the Indian strain of coronavirus have been identified.
The infected, in particular, were on a cargo ship that arrived from St. Petersburg to the port of Vuosaari. Two infected are hospitalized, the rest are being quarantined on the ship.
According to the Finnish Yle, the disease was diagnosed in 15 people. Two are hospitalized, the rest are isolated and quarantined on the ship. The first cases appeared among those arriving in the country and then spread further. In total, 25 cases of infection with the Indian strain of COVID-19 have been identified in Finland, which, like the British mutation, is highly infectious.
Finland has 280 new COVID cases per day. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 89,720 people have fallen ill. Most new infections per day were detected in the medical district of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS 9173). This is followed by Varsinais-Suomi (+21) and Päyat-Häme (+18).
The first dose of the vaccine was received by 2,014,653 people, that is, 36.2% of the population. Two doses of the drug were vaccinated 237 633 people, that is, 4.3%. At the current rate of vaccination, herd immunity will be achieved, according to the authorities, in July.